May 14, 2019

Fan Bingbing’s Cannes Film Festival Opening Ceremony Moments Since 2010

Posted by Catherine Kallon

Today is the start of Cannes Film Festival.  There isn’t a day more magical than the opening ceremony.

The one person I have been looking out for since her 2010 debut is Fan Bingbing.

Back 2010, none of us (outside Asian) knew who she was, but now she is world famous, mostly due to the elaborately elegant gowns.

2010: “Robin Hood” Premiere 

You may not remember who was starred in this film, but you’ll never forget Bingbing in this Dragon Robe by Laurence Hsu gown.  This gown was so iconic, that it appears in Madame Tussauds, and the dress was also displayed at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.   This wasn’t a surprise as this gown was a work of art.

2011: ‘Midnight In Paris’ Premiere

The actress once again opted for a traditional robe-inspired gown, this time by her stylist Christopher Bu Kewen. This was a stunning homage to her native China. The hand-embroidered dress featured cranes and different patterns including plum blossoms, orchids, bamboo, chrysanthemum.  The crane symbolizes good fortune and longevity in Chinese culture.

2012: ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Premiere

For the third year in a row she wowed us wearing an oriental strapless gown inspired by the Tang dynasty’s noble women by stylist, Christopher Bu, which featured embroideries which tells the stories of the four beauties of ancient China.

2013: ‘The Great Gatsby’ Premiere

This Louis Vuitton gown as a beautiful moment, but we were all feeling a little disappointed, as we’d become so accustomed her traditional gowns.

2014: “La Tete Haute” Premiere

Once again, this Ralph & Russo Couture gown wasn’t traditional, but at least within this look there was a feeling of Chinese heritage.

2017: ‘Ismael’s Ghosts’ (Les Fantomes d’Ismael) Premiere

This was perhaps Bingbing’s most underwhelming year.  This was the year she was on the jury, and she took the responsibility very seriously and as a result we saw the muted side to Bingbing’s glamour in Elie Saab.

2018: ‘Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben)’

The actress was on full princess mode wearing an embellished and tulle creation by Tunisian designer Ali Karoui. 

It was classic Bingbing, despite not being as memorable as her early offerings.

2019. The biggest question is will she be present at all this year.

If she is, I hope to see a return to the traditional gowns, because that is why we fell in love with her.

Credit: Getty


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11 Responses to Fan Bingbing’s Cannes Film Festival Opening Ceremony Moments Since 2010

  1. henrique858 May 15, 2019 at 9:31 pm #

    i don’t miss her at all… pay your taxes before looking good and glamorous everywhere

  2. Guest May 14, 2019 at 5:14 pm #

    As much as I want her to be back to Cannes, I don’t think she will be attending this year. Giving her semi-retired status after the scandal last year her team probably won’t choose such a grand occasion like Cannes as her comeback. Besides she don’t have jury duty or Brand Ambassador duty at all.

  3. Phee phee May 14, 2019 at 4:27 pm #

    I adore her fashion sense! My favourite is still 2014. I will always love that dress.
    I hope she makes it this year.

  4. Guest May 14, 2019 at 4:25 pm #

    Miss her so bad! Bring it on girl!!

  5. Guest May 14, 2019 at 3:55 pm #

    The Louis Vuitton and the Elie Saab were bland but the others were stunning.

  6. OGCaroline May 14, 2019 at 1:46 pm #

    I’m so excited!

  7. Guest May 14, 2019 at 1:45 pm #

    the second and third are really out of this world

  8. Guest May 14, 2019 at 1:05 pm #

    I think it’ll be nice to look back before each major event, be it Met Gala or Cannes, or Emmy or others during award seasons. This site has introduced me to ALL red carpet looks for around a decade, even during the years when social media didn’t play such prominent roles. It’s a nice feeling to relive it all on the every same site and see how much fashion has changed and realize how much all our styles have evolved. Thanks again for all the amazing hard work FC.

  9. Guest May 14, 2019 at 12:54 pm #

    All of these are beautiful but both the Christopher Bu looks are my favourites. The lack of high octane jewels and beautiful styling make these such timeless moments. The red crane dress still has the same impact in 2019. It deserved all the media coverage it received back then.

  10. _Hannah_ May 14, 2019 at 12:18 pm #

    The first 3 dresses are stunning and she looks amazing in them.
    The rest is too “western” and in my opinion she looses her spark in them.

  11. HighPriestess May 14, 2019 at 11:05 am #

    This woman’s poise is everything, and she has great taste and sense of style. Even when I don’t like the outfit per se, I’m always in love with the overall look.

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